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Title Perfect lives : an opera / by Robert Ashley ; produced in collaboration with Carlota Schoolman for the Kitchen (NYC) in association with the Fourth Channel (Great Britain) ; director, John Sanborn.

Published New York, N.Y. : Lovely Music, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 2 videodiscs (175 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Previously released on VHS.
Contents disc 1. The park ; The supermarket ; The bank -- disc 2. The bar ; The living room ; The church ; The backyard.
Credits Camera, John Sanborn; editor, Dean Winkler; composer, Robert Ashley ; music collaborator, "Blue" Gene Tyranny.
Performers Robert Ashley, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Jill Kroesen, David van Tieghem.
Summary Experimental opera for television employing computer graphics, live action, and electronic music. Story concerns a singer and his pianist who come to a small town in the Midwest to play at the Perfect Lives Lounge. They get caught up in a bank robbery plan with a local brother and sister. Various vignettes are played out in the town among people coming together for various reasons.
System notes DVD format.
Other author Ashley, Robert, 1930-2014.
Schoolman, Carlotta.
Sanborn, John.
Tyranny, Blue Gene, 1945-
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film, and Literature (New York, N.Y.)
Lovely Music, Ltd.
Subject Television operas.
Video art.
Variant Title Subtitle on label: Opera for television.
Publisher Number LDVD 4917 Lovely Music